Announcing Windows Azure Media Services and MPEG-DASH support

This week at the annual National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas we made two big announcements:

“New cloud-based Windows Azure Media Services is designed to make creating, managing and delivering media to any device easier than ever by offering a comprehensive set of ready-to-use first- and third-party media technologies. [...]  Taking advantage of the worldwide Windows Azure cloud infrastructure, Windows Azure Media Services gives content providers and media partners the nearly unlimited capacity of the cloud to cost-effectively handle a huge volume of digital media and make it available in the format that customers want, when they want it. Windows Azure Media Services’ ready-to-use services allow customers to simplify the creation of complex media workflows built on Microsoft Media Platform and third-party technologies.”

In addition to Windows Azure Media Services, we announced in detail our support for the MPEG-DASH standard across the Microsoft Media Platform:

Finally, in my last blog post I mentioned the Smooth Streaming Client Porting Kit, a C++ source code package for implementing Smooth Streaming in TVs, STBs and other embedded devices. Here are more details about SSPK licensing:

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